Christopher A. Beeley

Walter H. Gray Associate Professor of Anglican Studies and Patristics

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Denomination: Episcopal

Professor Beeley teaches early Christian theology and history and modern Anglican tradition. He is the author of Leading God’s People: Wisdom from the Early Church for Today (Eerdmans, 2012), The Unity of Christ: Continuity and Conflict in Patristic Tradition (Yale University Press, 2012), and Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God (Oxford University Press, 2008), which was the winner of a John Templeton Award for Theological Promise, as well as numerous articles and reviews. Professor Beeley is the editor of the Patristic Monograph Series and a director of the North American Patristics Society, a previous director of the American Society of Church History, a steering committee chair of the Society of Biblical Literature, and a founding member of the Episcopal Gathering of Leaders. An Episcopal priest, he has served parishes in Connecticut, Indiana, Texas, and Virginia, and he contributes to Berkeley Divinity School’s Anglican formation program. Professor Beeley is a fellow of Saybrook College.


Education

B.A. Washington and Lee University
Diploma in Anglican Studies, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale
M.Div. Yale University Divinity School
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame


Books

1.  The Unity of Christ: Continuity and Conflict in Patristic Tradition. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2012.

2.  Leading God’s People: Wisdom from the Early Church for Today. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing, 2012. Russian translation, Ukraine: Colloquium Publishing, 2012.

3.  Re-Reading Gregory of Nazianzus: Essays in History, Theology, and Culture. Edited. CUA Studies in Early Christianity. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2012.

4.  Toward a Theology of Leadership. Edited with Joseph Britton. Special issue of the Anglican Theological Review, 91.1: Winter 2009.

5.  Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God: In Your Light We Shall See Light. Oxford Studies in Historical Theology. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. 2010 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise. Paperback edition, December 2012.